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The Friar Is To Blame For Romeo And Juliet's Death

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Romeo and Juliet may seem like a romantic novel; however, that is not the case. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy about a pair of star crossed lovers who go through many painful obstacles only to kill themselves at the end because of their love for one another. However, in the end, who is to blame for the death of these young children? The one who is liable for the pain and suffering that has been caused is Friar Lawrence. Friar Lawrence bears the most guilt for the fate of the characters in Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence is responsible for the couple’s death because of his poor planning. After Romeo is banished, Juliet comes to the Friar for a solution. She goes to the friar because the friar is the one who married them and the only other adult in on their secret love. With Juliet threatening to kill herself, the friar comes up with an elaborate but messy plan. The plan is to fake Juliet’s death even though there were much simpler ways to reunite the lover. However, it is said that acts of deception are more likely to fall through and cause damage than acts of forthrightness. This means that the friar, instead of lying and scheming, should have either told the two households about the marriage or not have married the two children at all. At the end even Friar says “A greater power than…show more content…
“I could not send it-here it is again…” (CITATION). Friar John could not send the message, but instead of eventually getting to its final destination, he brings it back where it has no purpose anymore. However, the Friar should not have involved Friar John in the mess he already made. In fact, Friar Lawrence should have told Friar John this information: “By my brotherhood, the letter was not nice but full of charge, of dear import, and neglecting it may do much danger” (CITATION). Had the Friar told Friar John about the urgency of the letter, there would have been a higher chance of it reaching
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